DHS Hall of Fame

DHS Hall of Fame 

The Wider Achievement Working Group at Dalkeith High School is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new project for 2022. The school has developed a number of initiatives over the past few years that has helped develop a culture of success including the merit system, praise postcards, House challenges, learner of the month and our annual award ceremonies. The school very much values the importance of recognising and celebrating achievement and will continue to ensure that all young people are given opportunities to succeed. This year we would like to widen our audience to include previous pupils from Dalkeith High who have gone on to do wonderful things!

We are looking for names of previous students who have achieved something special since leaving school. Names should be submitted via the school website under the ‘Share an Achievement’ tab. We may share these success stories via social media and possibly submit them for entry into our ‘Hall of Fame’. It is hoped that those who are inducted into the Hall of Fame may  be willing to offer advice and guidance to our current cohort. Through effective partnership working, we hope that this will help build a positive, aspirational culture that will support our young people. The past few years have been incredibly challenging for many of our students and it is hoped that by sharing success stories from the past, it will motivate and give them hope for the future.

One previous alumnus of whom our school is incredibly proud is James Stagg who was awarded the dux medal in 1915 at Dalkeith High School. Group Captain James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE was a Met Office meteorologist attached to the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Notably, he persuaded General Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the date of the Allied invasion of Europe from 5 to 6 June 1944. His name is displayed proudly on our Dux medallist board and will be included in our display in the school.

The DHS Hall of Fame is an opportunity for us to give deserved recognition to the achievements of our previous pupils, particularly those who have gone on to excel in their careers, or who have made outstanding contributions to their local community.

We are looking for nominations for people who you feel should be recognised for their work in the following fields: the Arts, Science, Technologies, Humanities and Sport.

Nominations should be submitted to the school by 28 February 2022.

Please complete the nomination form here